The stars of the small screen turned out for the 2011 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday evening, dressed to the nines for television’s big night. Taking a cue from the carpet’s hue, starlets like Lea Michele (‘Glee’), Nina Dobrev (‘The Vampire Diaries’) and Kate Winslet (‘Mildred Pierce’) showed up in red gowns and trains were in too, with actresses including Kristen Wiig (‘Saturday Night Live’), Christina Hendricks (‘Mad Men’) and Cobie Smulders (‘How I Met Your Mother’) sporting floor-sweeping hemlines.
After much speculation and a leak of the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ season 13 cast, ABC released their picks last night. The celebs hitting the dance floor include reality TV villain Kristin Cavallari, expressive anchor Nancy Grace and LA Laker Ron Artest, among others. Meet the w
Lindsay Lohan she ain’t: When Taylor Swift had an accidental wardrobe malfunction at a recent live show, all that got exposed was the pop star’s modesty. During a performance of her hit “You Belong With Me,” Swift walked downstage, where a gust of air from a wind machine blew the skirt of her dress up, revealing some very practical underpants.
Morning commutes just got a lot more fun in Utrecht. Recent renovations to a train station in the Overvecht neighborhood of the Netherlands city included the installation of a slide (their transit authority calls it a “transfer accelerator”), which passengers can ride to the platform instead of taking the adjacent stairs.
‘Cars 2,’ the newest blockbuster from Pixar, premiered over the weekend and with it, a teaser trailer for the animation studio’s next flick, ‘Brave.’ The film, set in the Scotland Highlands, follows the story of Merida, “a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor” who makes a regrettable wish. ‘Brave’ boasts a killer international cast of voices, including Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson and Billy Connolly.
We could tell you more about the latest from the beloved geniuses at Pixar, but as one YouTube commenter said, “YES OH MY GOD YES JUST TAKE MY MONEY YOU DONT NEED TO ASK.”
First he found Bin Laden and now he’s quieting the cries of our nation’s babies. In an official White House video that’s circulating today, Barack and Michelle Obama are greeting a crowd of visitors when the first lady picks up a fan’s baby. The infant is wailing, but when she’s handed over to the president, her cries instantly stop. Watch the clip below:
Just when we thought we were over the 2003 passing of Mister Rogers, a man named Christopher Barranco dug up a letter from the children’s show star that he received at age six and posted it to Reddit. In it, the late Fred Rogers expresses his condolences that Christopher cannot visit his neighborhood in real life, but they can still have “television visits and a letter visit like this one.” Even more sniffle-inducing is Rogers’ suggestion that he create a pretend visit between the two, noting that, “When you pretend, things can be any way you want them to be.” Read the full letter below:
The latest Twitter parody account (twarody?) is “Aunt Diane,” a wacky middle-aged aunt from Santa Fe who’s a lot like, well, everybody’s wacky, middle-aged aunt: She makes Nepalese jewelry! She hangs out in sweat lodges! And she’s very comfortable with her body. Some of Aunt Diane’s best tweets below:
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